Sermons from September 2019

Sermons from September 2019

A Royal Rescue

The Agitator

King Ahasuerus rewarded people for the wrong reasons. Mordecai used his belief system to resist allegiance. Haman revealed his character and pride in his resolve. King Ahasuerus remains impulsive and ignorant. We discover the importance of the book of Esther. Theological Lessons: God’s promise to Abraham was about to be in jeopardy. Satan was told he would bruise the heel of Eve’s offspring. God first, country second. Practical Lessons: Surround yourself with people of Godly character. Don’t let pride cause…
A Royal Rescue

A Star is Born

Esther 2 Sermon Big Idea:  God can use anybody in any situation to do His will.  But He would rather use a surrendered heart. The king ruined one life, now he is about to ruin many more. (v. 1-4) Mordecai rescued Esther and Esther will rescue Israel. (v. 5-11) A night with the king becomes a nightmare. (v. 12-14) The bright star shone brightly. (v. 15-18) A plot was revealed that will play a part in the larger plot. (v.…
A Royal Rescue

Compulsion

Esther 1 Sermon Big Idea:  Pride and ignorance are not lost on the rich and powerful Ahasuerus wanted to display his power (v. 1-4) Ahasuerus wanted to buy loyalty (v. 5-9) Ahasuerus wanted to feed his pride (v. 10-11) Ahasuerus wanted to order honor (v. 12-22) Journeying with Jesus starts with your own royal rescue.  And that means undoing the one thing that can be undone.